Navigation Tips to Improve Your Fall Road Trip

photo by Anthony Quintano via Flickr

Cooler temperatures and colorful foliage make fall one of the best times to hit the road.

Whether planning a day trip, weekend getaway, or a longer adventure, your navigation system can help you find breathtaking views and more. Here’s how:

Use waypoints to customize your route
Perhaps your perfect fall day trip includes hiking at a state park, a visit to a farm, lunch at a roadside restaurant, and stopping at a scenic overlook. Most embedded navigation systems allow you to incorporate multiple waypoints along a single route, making it easy to navigate a full day of exciting activities!

Select routes that minimize freeways and toll roads
Most scenic routes have at least two things in common: gorgeous views and a very little traffic. You can use your navigation system to improvise your very own scenic route. When customizing your route, select the option to avoid freeways and toll roads.

POI icons make rest stops a breeze
Many navigation system maps use large icons to mark points of interest (POI). You can simply tap the icon to learn more and get directions. This is especially convenient on the road. No need to mess with a smartphone when looking for gas stations, hotels, restaurants, and other services.

Update your navigation system map
Before you hit the road, update your navigation system map. Fresh data improves routing accuracy with new and modified roads, signage, points of interest, and much more.

Select your vehicle brand below to access the appropriate map update store.

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